The Challenge in Asia


Edited by Rod Broadhurst and Peter Grabosky

ISBN : 978-962-209-724-7

Sciences, Technology

February 2005

460 pages, 6″ x 9″, 10 figures; 47 tables

  • HK$240.00

Also available in Hardback HK$0.00

Roderic Broadhurst is an Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, and Senior Fellow, Centre for Criminology, University of Hong Kong. His research interests include violence, repeat offending, professional delinquency and crime in developing countries. Peter Grabosky is a Professor in the Regulatory Institutions Network, Australian National University. He specialises in criminal justice and public policy with an emphasis on computer crime and policing.

“This collection is innovative and original. It introduces new knowledge and is very timely because of the current high profile of the international public discourse over security, the internet and its impact upon the growth of the information economy. The book will be very useful to a wide range of readers because it will both inform and provide the basis for instruction.” —David S. Wall, Professor of Criminal Justice and Information Technology, University of Leeds School of Law; editor of Cyberspace Crime and Crime and the Internet

“This book significantly advances the scholarly literature available on the global problem of cyber-crime. It also makes a unique contribution to the literature in this area. Much of what has been written focuses on cyber-crime in the United States and in Europe. This much-needed volume focuses on how cyber-crime is being dealt with in Asian countries. It explains how law enforcement is responding to the complex issues cyber-crime raises and analyzes the difficult policy issues this new type of transnational crime generates. This book is an invaluable addition to the library of anyone who is concerned about online crime, computer security or the emerging culture of the Internet.” —Susan W. Brenner, NCR Distinguished Professor of Law and Technology, University of Dayton School of Law

“Broadhurst and Grabosky have assembled a comprehensive and timely work on cyber-crime in Asia, which features the scholarly works of an impressive collection of experts from such critical disciplines as technology, law enforcement and academia. This highly readable book defines the scope and magnitude of the cyber-crime problem in the Asia region, provides a guide to the current state of both government and non-government efforts, and presents a roadmap of where we, as a society, need to dedicate resources and effort if we are to have an impact on these very real crimes. A major theme of this authoritative collection is the imperative for government and the private sector to join forces and share not only responsibility but also expertise, technology and information. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the latest challenges of the Digital Age.” —Richard LaMagna, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft